In order to be able to use our cosinuss° sensor technology in the alpine environment, it must first be clarified whether an ear-based sensor technology is actually suitable for reliably and validly recording vital signs and body temperature in an alpine environment. On the other hand, the question arises whether movement data and vital signs are suitable to characterize performance-physiological aspects of mountaineering in an accurate and medically meaningful way.
To answer the first research question, the in-ear sensor will be tested in the mountain weather room of the Center for Safety and Training at -20°C to +20°C and under different wind conditions (+/- 30km/h) regarding technical validity and suitability in extreme climatic conditions.
In order to answer the second research question, the next step is to record and analyze movement patterns and vital parameters during mountaineering. Pattern recognition algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) will be used to analyze the recorded data.